Insteption

by The Dick & Jane Project

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The Dick & Jane Project, in partnership with the Jazz Academy, the Godman Guild, JP Morgan Chase, CD 102.5 FM, and the Ohio Statehouse is proud to present “Insteption”- an album featuring lyrics written by middle school students participating in The Dick & Jane Project’s “Central Ohio Call for Writings.” 8 submissions were selected to be transformed into songs that were arranged and recorded at the Jazz Academy by members of Columbus band, The DewDroppers.

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released August 21, 2012

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Track Name: I Love You Too
He looks at her and she looks at him.
She wonders where, where he’d been.
He hopes her heart’s not taken.
She hopes she won’t end up breaking again.

He takes her hand,
and she can’t stand to think he’d ever leave her.
He says the day he leaves is the day he stops to breathe.
He never wants to see his baby cry.

I love you.
I hope you know its true,
It’s the best I can do.
It’s enough for me.
Just say you love me.

He swings her around
and kneels on the ground,
down on one knee.
Won’t you tell me honey,
“Will you marry me?”

I love you.
I hope you know its true,
It’s the best I can do.
It’s enough for me.
Just say you love me.

Say you love me, too.
Track Name: Meant To Be
I’ve been hurt before.
There are scars on my heart.
I put all my faith in you,
praying you wouldn’t tear me apart.
You seemed different in every way.
You never ever ran from me.
You never played those stupid games.
It was easy to fall for you.

I think you knew
why I looked at you that way.
I tried to hide and make it go away.
I tried to stop and put on the brakes.
But my heart wasn’t listening.
You stopped my heart
and I couldn’t breathe.
And I was left wondering.
Do you feel it too?
Or is it just me?
Or maybe you and I are meant to be.

I tried to tell you before,
but I couldn’t find the words.
I was too afraid and always just let it go.
But I won’t hide it anymore.
No, it’s time for you to know.

I think you knew why
I looked at you that way.
I tried to hide and make it go away.
I tried to stop and put on the brakes.
But my heart wasn’t listening.
You stopped my heart
and I couldn’t breathe.
And I was left wondering.
Do you feel it too?
Or is it just me?
Or maybe you and I are meant to be.

It’s one of those moments.
You’re stuck and you’re frozen.
You want to laugh, but you want to cry,
so many feelings all at the same time.

I think you knew
why I looked at you that way.
I tried to hide and make it go away.
I tried to stop and put on the brakes.
But my heart wasn’t listening.
You stopped my heart and I couldn’t breathe.
And I was left wondering.
Do you feel it too?
Or is it just me?
Or maybe you and I are meant to be.
Track Name: Raindrops
It’s time to find where you want to be.
It’s time to be who I want to be.
It’s time to find where you want to be.
It’s time to be who I want to be.
I'm not some stranger on the street.
A lot of people know me.
I’m not just another face.
It’s time for me to take my place.

Oh, it’s time to be me.
What I do, it’s all a mystery to you.
What I like, who I love,
you don’t know what I want to do.
I am not like those others.
No, I’m not another one of those…

Raindrops.
Raindrops.
Raindrops.
Raindrops.
Raindrops.
Raindrops.

It’s time to be who I want to be.
I’m fine with what I want to be.
It’s time to be who I want to be.
I’m fine with what I want to be.
I not some stranger on the street.
A lot of people know me.
I’m not just another face.
It’s time for me to take my place.

Oh, it’s time to be me.
What I do, it’s all a mystery to you.
What I like, who I love,
you don’t know what I want to do.
I am not like those others.
No, I’m not another one of those…

Raindrops.
Raindrops.
Raindrops.
Raindrops.
Raindrops.
Raindrops.

I tried to be me.
I tried to be strong.
But why don’t you see.
that it’s not that wrong?
I know that I’m original.
I show that I’m not pitiful
But you should know…

Oh, it’s time to be me.
What I do, it’s all a mystery to you.
What I like, who I love,
you don’t know what I want to do.
I am not like those others.
No, I’m not another one of those…

Raindrops
Track Name: What If I Did
I saw you running around with her this summer,
her honey blonde hair billowing around her face.
I should have known you were a playa, boy.
You’re laughing and hugging and I want to cry.

What about the sweet memories of you and I?
I guess none of that matters now.
You made your choice.

But now it’s my turn to play this game.
Threw me away as if I was trash,
and now I’m about to get you back.

What if I shattered your dreams?
What if I let you rot in the snow?
What if I left you to die in the cold?
What if I let you go?
What if I did?

You make me so miserable and you flirt with me again,
Acting as if nothing ever happened.
Holding me close and telling me lies I’ve heard a thousand times,
you just tore me apart.
Yes, you did.

But now it’s my turn to play this game.
You threw me away as if I was trash,
and now I’m about to get you back.

What if I shattered your dreams?
What if I let you rot in the snow?
What if I left you to die in the cold?
What if I let you go?
What if I did?

Walking around without a thought in your head.
Kiss me hello before you hug her to bed.
I thought I knew the true you.
Do you really still love me?
I thought you said you’d never leave me.

What if I shattered your dreams?
What if I let you rot in the snow?
What if I left you to die in the cold, all alone?
What if I let you go?
What if I…
Track Name: Girl in the Window
I was sitting in the window,
trying to find the me lost inside,
so sad I wanted to cry,
felt a drop on the side of my cheek,
wiped it away,
came running down faster than rain.
I didn’t know what to say,
so I hid in my room for the rest of the day,
and I cried in my pillow.

Sat on my bed,
trying to forget all the things that you said.
They came back every time that I shut my eyes.
I couldn’t fall asleep because my dreams took over the world.

I should have known.
I should have known
that you were going to break my heart
till the last piece shattered to the ground.
I dream of you,
our touch,
our kiss,
the way your lips touched mine,
your hands felt on my side,
the moment our hearts collide.

Open your arms,
if you only showed me your heartless ways.
I thought you loved me.
Your voice it echoes, echoes inside my head.
I wake up with worry about every moment.
My life is just a fear.
I miss you.
I want to be with you,
but you moved on to another girl.

Hoping for love,
but now I found myself right here,
writing this song,
pouring out all my heart,
hoping you’d hear it once and for all.

I should have known.
I should have known
that you were going to break my heart
till the last piece shattered to the ground.
I dream of you, our touch, our kiss,
the way your lips touched mine,
your hands felt on my side,
the moment our hearts collide.

I found myself sitting in the window,
stopping the tears.
But I’m getting stronger,
no longer so lonely.

I’d know I am lovely.
Track Name: Don't Tell Me
Just so you know,
I cry myself to sleep from night to night.
I fear the sunrise
because I don’t want to face the world.
I’m not what you think I am.
I’m about to break.
Now I let the night take me away.

No, don’t tell me that you just don’t care
because you know that it will break me.
Don’t tell me that you feel my pain
when you never shed a tear.
No, you don’t know what’s good for me.
You’re not the thing I need.
You’re never there for me.

Take me away.
Now I’ll let the night take me away.

Sitting in my room
while the night goes on,
thinking I don’t need you.
But I feel so lost without you.
Promise me the sun.
Let it wash my worries away.

No, don’t tell me that you just don’t care
because you know that it will break me.
Don’t tell me that you feel my pain
when you never shed a tear.
No, you don’t know what’s good for me.
You’re not the thing I need.
You’re never there for me.

Take me away.
Now I’ll let the night take me away.

This is the real me.
You think you know who I really am.
Stay up till 2 so I can be cool.
Wake up at 5:30 just to be fake.
(Studio Improv)

No, don’t tell me that you just don’t care
because you know that it will break me.
Don’t tell me that you feel my pain
when you never shed a tear.
No, you don’t know what’s good for me.
You’re not the thing I need.
You’re never there for me.

Take me away.
Now I’ll let the night take me away.
Track Name: Photosynthesis
Yo, yo listen up.
I’m gonna tell you ‘bout the process of photosynthesis.

I’m a tall green plant sitting in the sun,
absorbing nutrients and having fun!
You may think it’s boring,
you may think it’s lame,
but I’m a plant and that’s my name.
Now, how I got green that’s a story to tell.
It’s my little friend called chlorophyll.
Photosynthesis occurs in different types of algae,
and it also happens in many plants just like me.
Although this can happen in different ways,
in other species, some features are the same.
This process takes time.
It is also an equation.
But for it to happen,
you will need some hydration.
CO2, water, transferred with light,
add with sugar with oxygen
and it will be alright.
Bring me to life.

My leaves are long,
my roots are deep.
I grow below and underneath.
I am a plant and I’m cool like this
thanks to photosynthesis!

Photoautotrophs are able to synthesize food,
but only if they happen to be in a good mood.
They’re a group of organisms,
plants, bacteria, and algae are within em’.
Roots are oh so important too.
They have lots to do.
They absorb the water through the tubes,
along with different foods.
I get my energy from the sun!
As I said before, I’m still having fun!
Sugar oxygen is so sweet.
It’s the plant’s favorite treat.
When the sun hits the chloroplasts,
that’s the beginning of the process.

My leaves are long,
my roots are deep.
I grow below and underneath.
I am a plant and I’m cool like this
thanks to photosynthesis!

Correct me if I’m wrong,
because this is the end of the song.
Track Name: Cycle of Life
The leaves change,
melted to the ground
as diamonds fall from the sky.
The leaves change,
melted to the ground
as diamonds fall from the sky.

We all live.
We all die.
It’s a part of the cycle we call life.

Flowers grow and fall from the trees
and passes on to another leaf.
And when one dies, another grows in its place.
Flowers grow and fall from the trees
and passes on to another leaf.
And when one dies, another grows in its place.

We all live.
We all die.
It’s a part of the cycle we call life.

And when a mother goes,
a baby grows up.
We can all learn to sacrifice.
When the flowers bloom and the birds sing,
and life is worth living.
Yeah, life is worth living.

We all live.
We all die.
It’s a part of the cycle we call life.